Around the Airport

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

May Your Souls Be Free and Clear



To all of you who make up our wildly diverse, extended, aviation family, we wish a Merry Christmas.  From warbirds to ultralights, vintage to rotors, and jets to sailplanes, your interests have on thing in common, a passion for aviation.  The delivery systems may be different but we’re all chasing one thing; the freedom of flight.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, “I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things”.
José Maria Velasco Ibarra said, “Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the word, to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to earth, only after receiving the communion of the infinite”.
Clearly, aviators are born of souls too big for this world.  Thankfully many of them, you, are our friends.
Merry Christmas

4 comments:

Maggie Hettinger said...

:) Thank you. And thank you for giving us that sweet landing place and meeting place that helps make what you said true.

Paul Champion said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Holiday wishes to you and Ginger Rich!!

Happy landings!!!

~Paul Champion (Former Flight Attendant with Chautauqua Airlines)

Mitchell Newland /yahoo.com said...

Happy New Year Ginger & Rich I enjoyed the fund raiser and was glad to be a part of it. I enjoy the volunteer work and count me in for this year. Thanks for all you all do. Mitch Newland

Randy Sizemore said...

I'm proud to be one of those like Rich, who have been blessed with an in-born love of flight. Da Vinci said it well, over two hundred years ago, "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you will long to return."